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  • Where can I find help on the Red Giant PhotoLooks 2 plugin?

    The PhotoLooks plugin is installed along with the content pack in version 10 of Photo & Graphics Designer and Designer Pro and later (click on the 'Download Content Installer' option in the Help menu ...

  • My rulers are very coarse and pixelated.

    Please view your display properties by right clicking on your desktop and selecting Properties. Select the 'Settings' Tab and click on the 'Advanced' button. Setting the DPI settings to normal (96 DPI...

  • I receive an access violation when attempting to apply a live effect

    An access violaton can occur when attempting to apply a live effect or opening a document which has a live effect applied or has been edited by the Xara Picture Editor. The most likely cause is the pr...

  • How do I edit my website or document on another computer?

    A document created in Xara is saved as a .web or a .xar project file.  If you wish to edit the file on another computer then you must install the Xara program on another computer and load the .web/.xa...

  • Transparency types

    From version 11 onwards, we've introduced some new transparency types and made some adjustments to current ones. Please see the list of them below: Normal (Mix) The colour of the object mixes with the...

  • Is there a Find and Replace function available?

      A Find & Replace function has been added to the Text tool. This performs live search so that as you type the search string the text is searched and highlighted in real-time. To search for some text ...

  • Is there a way to select a number of objects inside a design through a marquee or anything similar?

    Designer Pro only -: A new 'scribble select' feature allows you to select objects by just drawing a freehand line over the page - all objects that the line touches are added to the selection. Click on...

  • Link to dialog

    Any objects in your website document that have a link applied to them within the Link tab in Web Propeties will display this dialog when they are selected. Nav bars also display this message for the b...

  • Can I import SVG files?

    Support for the import of SVG files has been included since version MX. Note that there is no industry agreement or industry standard for SVG format, (for example different web browser support differe...

  • How do I stop an object from repeating on all pages?

    Select the object you wish to stop repeating Select the Arrange menu followed by Stop Repeating  For more information, please view the article named Repeating Objects in the program help....